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The Dangers of Living with Mold







Many people see a bit of mold under their sink or in their bathroom and think it's not a big deal. Unfortunately mold can cause serious health risks. Like with other infestations, when you see some mold there is a lot of mold that you don't see. Not only is mold a risk to your health, it is a risk to your wallet because the longer you wait to eradicate mold the more expensive getting rid of it will be.

Many people think mold abatement is an aesthetic procure. Granted no one likes the look of mold on their walls, but mold abatement is also about health and safety. Mold exposure can cause lung problems, upper respiratory infection, headaches, nose bleeds and a host of other problems. This is especially true in children, the elderly and people who already have respiratory issues, like asthmatics. Many people experience symptoms but fail to make the connection between mold and their illness until they go to the doctor. If you see mold their is no need to test, simply abate. Don't get charged for a test and an abatement if you can see the mold it is time to abate.

To know the extent of your mold problem you need to first have professional mold testing conducted. This will illuminate the nature of the problem and let you know how much mold you are dealing with and just how toxic it is. Remember that you want to stamp out the mold but you also want to stamp out the source of the mold, which is moisture. If there is water leaking or moisture pooling somewhere in your home you need to stop that leak then get rid of the mold or else it will come back.

Keep in mind that you do not always see mold. If you are buying or even renting a place you should strongly consider having mold testing done before you move in. It's a matter of health and chances are the landlord will pay to have the mold removed prior to your moving in. In many states toxic mold levels can pose a legal problem to landlords and can lead to lawsuits and other unpleasantness.

Another issue to consider when dealing with mold testing and mold abatement is overzealous testers. If company tests for and removes mold they have an incentive to make the problem appear more drastic so they can charge more for their services. Make sure you use a reputable company that won't exaggerate a mold test to get you to buy an overpriced mold abatement package. Check reviews online before calling to have a mold test conducted.


About Author Mark Etinger :

<a href="http://www.asbestways.com" target="_blank">http://www.asbestways.com</a> spepecilzes in the removal of lead, mold and asbestos. They are highly certified and trusted with over 40 years of combined experience. Learn more at their blog, <a href="http://www.asbestwaysblog.com/" target="_blank">http://www.asbestwaysblog.com/</a>.


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Article Added on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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